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Direction: Walter Koste, Donald Livingston, John Thiele, Jean Yarbrough. Script: W.F. Banes, Doane Hoag. Camera: Leonard Clairmont, Roger Fenimore, Pierre Mols, Robert Tavernier, Frank Vail. Settings: Eugene Kelly, Charles Nasca. Sound: Daniel Mandlebaum. Narration: Marvin Miller. Co-ordination: David Seago. Music: Samuel Benavie, James Higgins, Milton Weinstein. Editing: Vince Herman, Harold Rogers.
Subject: double feature
Subject: America Meets it's Maker! LMAO
Subject: American Maker review
On top of the content, the narrator was well known Marvin Miller, an actor, and broadcaster. His voice is heard in Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY and is the narrator on UPA's GERALD McBOING BOING. AMERICAN MAKER prints were made by Technicolor, and an original musical score was prepared for the film. The film reflects a long gone art of producing industrial documentaries and when corporations were willing to spend a great deal of money on them.
By 1973, after 13 years of distribution, and showing its age, AMERICAN MAKER was finally withdrawn from general distribution. That included AMERICAN HARVEST, AMERICAN ENGINEER, AMERICAN LOOK and AMERICAN THRIFT (which had been long gone). This reviewer, when he found out, contacted Jam Handy Distribution if he could have prints that were discontinued. Many months passed after the request, and in May 1973, they were sent to his college address. More than 40 years have passed, and the films are still a part of my collection. They, and the many other films that are owned, reflect a piece of our industrial heritage.
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